The Middle School at Rocky Hill School started the school year off with its annual Enviroweek. Before opening any books, the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students and faculty traditionally began the academic school year by immersing themselves in environmental studies, activities, and team building exercises.
The eighth grade students started with a kayak trip on the Potowomut River followed by a multi-day excursion to Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire.
The seventh graders kicked off their environmental work studying oil spills followed by swimming at the School’s waterfront. Subsequent days were spent touring various sites around the Narragansett Bay watershed, kayaking in Ninigret Pond, and camping overnight on the front lawn of Hopelands.
Sixth grade students began their week with a field trip to the Rhode Island Resource Recovery followed by a kayak trip from Rocky Hill School to Goddard Park and a hike back. The next day the students spent time at the Rocky Hill waterfront with Save The Bay, and joined the seventh grade camping overnight on the lawn of Hopelands.